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US – PGA Tour and DraftKings break ground on world-first for sports betting

By - 7 December 2022

DraftKings and the PGA Tour have broken ground on the first ever sportsbook and dining experience on a golf course with the DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, Arizona, expected to open in Autumn 2023.

The DraftKings Sportsbook will be located at on the Southeast corner of Greenway-Hayden and Bell Road, directly across from the Stadium Course Clubhouse. This lot has served as the main entrance for the WM Phoenix Open. The entrance will be re-routed slightly to the south starting with the 2023 event.

The sportsbook is expected to consist of approximately 390 seats throughout its interior and exterior spaces; however, the sportsbook will also be able to accommodate additional standing room for guests.

The sportsbook is expected to be open daily, with plans to stay open throughout the day and into the evening so that customers may enjoy all major sporting events, subject to city ordinances.

Customers at the DraftKings Sportsbook will be presented with an optimal entertainment experience, including more than 3,400 square feet of video walls and screens throughout the venue, a beautiful outdoor/patio area with video screens, VIP cabanas and fire pits.

The sportsbook will be outfitted with approximately 40 sports betting kiosks and 7 ticket windows, and customers will have an array of wagering options comparable to those wagers currently available in Arizona on the DraftKings Online Sportsbook. Of course, the sportsbook will offer customers complimentary high-speed internet services and customers will be able to use their mobile devices to place wagers.

The sportsbook will be open to the general public, except during the WM Phoenix Open. During the tournament, the sportsbook will be used for hospitality, with additional details to follow. The DraftKings Sportsbook will be an integral part of the TPC Scottsdale experience throughout the year. TPC Scottsdale is a global golf destination where you can play 36 holes of championship golf and will be able to visit a world-class DraftKings Sportsbook, creating a unique one-of-a-kind experience.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said: “We know this will elevate The People’s Open to a new level. We know this new facility will be worthy of Scottsdale and Arizona’s reputation as a world-class destination, and help maximise the PGA Tour’s economic, tourism and charitable impacts on this state and this community. This is the first. We want to make sure this works and works in a way that creates a great experience for those people who are coming down here and it is working every single day of the year. We’ll take the findings here and as opportunities present themselves, we’ll consider them.”

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins added: “It’s [golf] been a huge betting tournament for us since we launched sports betting. Golf basically doubled year over year for us in betting volume. Golf is such a great sport for betting because there is plenty of time between shots for live betting.”

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